Joe Wagner began developing Meiomi in 2006 while he was still working as a winemaker at Caymus, the winery headed by his father, Chuck, and founded by his grandfather Charlie. Meiomi grew out of Belle Glos, a small Pinot Noir project named after his grandmother, Lorna Belle Glos, that focused on vineyard-designated Pinot Noirs.
A rich garnet color with a ruby edge, the wine opens to reveal lifted fruit aromas of bright strawberry and jammy fruit, mocha, and vanilla, along with toasty oak notes. Expressive boysenberry, blackberry, dark cherry, juicy strawberry, and toasty mocha flavors lend complexity and depth on the palate. The well-integrated oak provides structure and depth seldom seen in Pinot Noir.
Monterey 60% | Santa Barbara 23% | Sonoma 17%